Senior Vice President of Tickets, Premium Sales and Youth Hockey at Nashville Predators
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An “original Predator” who started with the franchise in 1997, Nat Harden (Twitter: @natharden) is responsible for all tickets sales, premium sales, business analytics, youth hockey and the newly constructed Ford Ice Center for the Nashville Predators. Under his direction, the Nashville Predators enjoyed one their most successful sales seasons to date in 2015-16, selling out 35 of 41 home games, a franchise record. Additionally, the Predators season-ticket renewal number will surpass 90 percent for the seventh consecutive season. Under Harden’s leadership average attendance for the Nashville Predators have increased from 14,700 to 16,971 per game.
Harden started with the Predators as a Fan Relations Account Service Executive before becoming a Corporate Account Executive in 2000. He was promoted to Season-Ticket Sales Manager prior to the 2003-04 season, Director of Ticket Sales in 2006, Vice President of Ticket Sales in 2007 and Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales in 2013.
A graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Sports Administration, Harden played baseball for the Bulldogs from 1992-96. Since taking over the season-ticket sales, he has required all employees to ring a Mississippi State/Nashville Predators cowbell upon a sale.
Harden and his wife, Paige, reside in Nashville with their two children – 13-year-old son, Ty, and 10-year-old daughter, Clara.